Schrier Announces Millions To Improve Fish Passage At Howard Hanson

On Wednesday, Washington Representative Kim Schrier announced $220 million in federal infrastructure funding for downstream fish passage at the Howard Hanson Dam. Representative Schrier has been pushing for this funding since taking office and led a delegation letter in November urging that this project be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding was part of over 300 U.S. Army Corp of Engineering projects announced by the White House.

 “I am thrilled to hear that the downstream fish passage project at Howard Hanson Dam is slated for a whopping $220M in infrastructure funding. I’ve been working with stakeholders across the 8th district to ensure this critical project be included in funding from our infrastructure package,” Representative Schrier noted. “This stands to do more for Chinook salmon populations than any other project to date. And that is something Washingtonian care deeply about.”

Earlier this month Schrier testified in front of the water infrastructure subcommittee for the second year in a row urging them to consider funding the fish passage project as part of the Water Resources Development Act, a water bill that is passed every year by Congress. Last November Schrier led a delegation letter urging the Army Corps to prioritize Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for the fish passage project.

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